Three eBooks for the New Year (All for Less Than a Dollar)

The Rest / Monday, January 9th, 2012

Last week I wrote the following on The Family CEO Facebook page:

I’ve been decluttering and donating like crazy since Christmas. Anyone else finding the urge to purge and simplify too?

Twenty-four of you ‘liked’ that status and five of you commented on it, using terms like “burning desire” and “ongoing obsession.”

For a minute I thought I had found my way to some romance author’s page.

But I do understand the, um, passion with which you all speak. Decluttering, simplifying, and organizing feels. so. good. Especially coming out of a season of excess, which the holidays often represent.

With that in mind, here are three Kindle versions of books that are perfect of the new year. And all of them are being offered for either free or 99 cents on the Amazon site right this red hot minute. (Note: Sometimes books are only offered for free for a short time on Amazon, so if you’re interested, get them now.)

SAVE Your Money, Your Sanity, and Our Planet by Pamela Beason

This book is divided into two sections: 5 Lessons to Change the Way You Think About Spending and 125 Tips to Help You Save Money.

I absolutely adore Lesson #5: Embrace the opportunity to stop spending money on things you don’t care about.

Absolutely Organize Your Family by Debbie Lillard

Lillard’s book is a great resource for families with school-aged children. Part I covers time management for busy families. Part II has solutions for organizing the stuff of childhood, such as toys, kids’ artwork, sports equipment. And Part II tackles the big stuff like backpack storage, a desk space for your student, and kids’ rooms.

Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify by Francine Jay

How can you resist a book that starts off with the chapter, A “Dear John” Letter to My Stuff?

Ms. Jay goes on to provide inspiration on minimalizing everything from paper, to heirlooms, to your wardrobe. And her book also includes an “Ode to January.” She writes:

Where December is more, January is less. And to this minimalist, less is beautiful.


How about you? Is the new year finding you with the desire to streamline and simplify? Talk about it in the comments.

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3 Replies to “Three eBooks for the New Year (All for Less Than a Dollar)”

  1. A few years ago, I moved countries and into a house that was much much smaller than the one we had been living in. It was amazing to see how much “stuff” we had, and most of it was just taking up room. It was truly freeing getting rid of 70% of our things. In our “compact” house, life is a lot simpler and easier. We don’t have room for things we don’t need, so most things that aren’t useful or necessary ends up leaving our house. In my opinion, this lifestyle is freeing leaving more time for family instead of spending time cleaning.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience. And I imagine in a compact house that there isn’t the opportunity for things to pile up like they can in a larger space.

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